If you think the bride and groom are nervous, let’s take a moment to dissect the weight of the world that’s on the shoulders of the photographer they’ve hired. LOL 🙂 Shooting weddings can be nerve-wracking work for some; you’ve got one chance to get everything right because there’s no such thing as a wedding do-over. At the same time, photographers in Baltimore will tell you that shooting a wedding is also a lot of fun for all involved – themselves included. The impeccably-dressed guests, overflow of emotions, and beautiful settings all allow for stunning photos.
The same goes for family portraits. After families have arranged for the session, decided on a location, and then selected the wardrobe, it’s up to the photographer to do what they do best, and do it confidently! It can be a lot of work to gather everyone for a family session, and likely something you don’t do too often. You want to have confidence in the photographer you have chosen. Now consider baby photos: there’s such a small window to capture each milestone. If the photographer gets home and realizes he or she has made a mistake, rescheduling a session to capture the baby’s milestone may impossible.
With these factors in mind, we wanted to offer up some things to consider when searching for the very best photographers in Baltimore. The true professionals in the field will outshine their competition every time, but it never hurts for clients to ask a few questions. First, make sure you are able to access reviews from previous clients as well as an opportunity to see their portfolio. A photographer’s pictures speak for themselves; if you like his or her style then this may be the person for you. Another question worth asking is how many times they have, for example, photographed a wedding or high school senior portrait. Not only will their answer let you know how experienced they are with the setting, but you might be able to glean info about a few style tricks they’ve picked up along the way. Third, find out how prepared they are. A helping hand in the form of an assistant, availability of extra equipment, and business insurance should also be important considerations.
At the end of the day, you are hiring a photographer to capture a moment that is important to you! Make sure you ask the above questions, and rest assured that you can be confident in your photographer.